Welcome to Stalybridge Old Band.

We're the oldest brass band in the world!


Founded in 1809, the band has a long tradition in the local area and beyond. We've always been based in Stalybridge, near Manchester, England and we now live above Judges Bar on Corporation Street right in the heart of the town.

There's an extensive music library including original manuscript copies of some pieces. This means we can provide a wide variety of concert programmes to suit all types of venue and audience, and a band ranging from a small ensemble to a full 26 piece formation. If you want more details, contact us.  See the Contact Page for where to find us.

You'll find lots more about the band by looking at our Early History and Recent Events.

We're always on the lookout for new players.  If you're interested in joining Stalybridge Old Band, check out the Vacancies page.


Latest News from Stalybridge



May 2013 

Whit Friday - 24th May 

Another great Whit Friday for Stalybridge Old Band:

  • Tameside Contests - Twelfth overall  and Second Local
  • Broadoak - Winner Third Section
  • Droylsden - Winner Third Section
  • Dukinfield - Third Local
  • Stalybridge - Third Local
  • Stalybridge Celtic - Fifth overall, Second Local
  • Upper Mossley - Winner Third Section

The band netted over £1,000.00 in prize money. Some members feel that this year's emphasis on deportment as well as music made a big difference!